On April 28, 2017, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a judgment denying a former federal prosecutor’s motion to intervene in a False Claims Act suit brought against Sprint, which led to a settlement of $15.5 million. SeeUnited States v. Sprint Commc’ns, Inc., 855 F.3d 985 (9th Cir. 2017) (No. 14-17434). The former prosecutor argued that a False Claims Act suit he brought against Sprint in 2009 entitled him to intervene as of right in the instant suit and share in the award as if his own action had been successful. However, the Ninth Circuit held that because the court concluded in 2009 that the former prosecutor could not bring his lawsuit, he had no rights to protect that allowed him to intervene in the government’s successful suit.